Hotel Workers Concerned About Hotels Housing COVID-19 Patients

Hotel Workers Concerned About Hotels Housing COVID-19 Patients


FIRST HOTEL EMPLOYEES DEALT WITH A STRIKE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, NOW THEY FIND OUT THEY’RE GOING TO DEAL WITH HOUSING COVID-19 PATIENTS THOUSANDS OF HOTELS IN CHICAGO WILL BE USED TO ISOLATE PEOPLE. THEY’RE AT A HOTEL WE’VE TOLD YOU ABOUT BEFORE. THE WORKERS SAY THEY HAVE DEALT WITH ENOUGH AND THEY’RE SCARED. Reporter: IT TOOK A CEASE AND DESIST TO QUIET WORKERS OVER THE SUMMER. BUT SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED THROUGH IT SAY ALL OF THIS IS TOO MUCH. THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER. THIS VIDEO IS FROM JUNE. THE SIGNS HERE NOW, WHAT’S LEFT FROM THE BATTLE AGAINST THE NOISE ESTABLISHED AND INSTALLED A FEW MONTHS AGO. THE QUIET ZONE AFTER THE NON- STOP RELENTLESS NOISE FROM HOTEL STRIKERS JUST FEET FROM THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS BEREAVEMENT ROOMS NOW, THE YEAR AND A HALF LONG STRIKE IS OVER. TO RENT ROOMS FOR CORONAVIRUS ISOLATIONS, RELIEVING HOSPITALS BY HOUSING THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH VIRUS. A MOVE SOME OF THE HOTEL WORKERS ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH. WORRIED ABOUT BACKLASH FOR SPEAKING OUT I CAN’T IMAGINE IF ONE OF MY COWORKERS GETS SICK. SHE LET THE BACK OF HER HOODY DO THE TALKING. IT’S TOO MUCH FOR US Reporter: SHE SAID THE MAJORITY WORKED THROUGH STRIKE AND NEVER GOT THEIR RAISES. THEY OFFERED US $2.50 HAZARD PAY. ACCORDING TO THE CITY, HOTEL WORKERS WON’T INTERACT WITH PEOPLE IN ISOLATION. SHE SAID IT’S STILL A RISK MANY WHO WORK AS CARETAKERS JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO TAKE. A LOT OF THEM ARE SCARED TO GET SICK AND BRING IT HOME TO THEIR ELDERLY PARENTS. Reporter: WE TALKED TO OTHERS WHO SHARE THEIR CONCERNS BUT THEY WERE NOT COMFORTABLE GOING ON CAMERA. I REACHED OUT TO THE HOTEL TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS.

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